Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Orange Soda Birdhouse ~ Yes, I Am Not Afraid of Random Creativity

Sounds ridiculously fun, no? Well, my bird thinks it is!
Orange Soda Bird House
source: Raige Creations
She crawled in the soda box at the opening at the top, slid down, then stuck her head out the handle. I thought she might be stuck in there, but no, she was just having fun!

Dangling Boxes - Joy for the Birds
source: Raige Creations
Ever since I got lost on the internet that one day, and found I could MAKE bird toys, I have actually been making my own bird toys.

It started with the register paper rolls. I used up the ones I had, even bought more and used those up. 

Then I discovered I could use boxes and tee shirts. I got lots of ideas from here, and have since found this Pinterest board. I now recycle in a completely different, and fun, way.

My mini recycling center
source: Raige Creations
I hoard boxes, paper towel cardboard rolls, toilet paper rolls, tee shirts, anything I think I can use. The area by the bird cages looks like a messy recycling center.

Not to mention I am saving a ton of money. Store bought bird toys for large birds run $10-$20 a pop! And they don't last very long at all. Looks don't matter to me, or the birds, so I just give them my basic no frills homemade toys. I don't paint them or try to be fancy. 

The birds just love tearing up boxes. It is a great way to keep them busy. Plus, I do believe it is helping our one parrots' tendency to pick at his neck. His feathers seem to be coming back, and they both seem to be happy. Overall success.

But today, I got the best reward ever. My bird got inside a box!

What will be next? The Pop Tart Cabin? 
Cardboard Playground.
source: Raige Creations
I can't wait to try other ideas, like with straws, dixie cups, who knows what else. 

They are happy, I am saving a ton of money, we all are happy. 

Next, I am going to try this.
To deal with this problem.
source: Raige Creations
What is one repurposing project you are proud of? 
Share your ideas, and maybe I can feature YOUR project. 


  1. I would never ever make a cat bed as I just know my crazy feline overlords would ignore them!! ;-) I used to make bunny toys from boxes, though, my Buster boy had loads of fun with them, so did the gerbils!
    Keep going, I doubt you'll run out of ideas.

    1. cats are funny that way aren't they? I bet the cat would only go in the bed the dog prefers. but still got to try, right? ;)

  2. Yep I would not be surprised if the cat still snuggles with the dog, no matter how great your project turns out. I love that you are repurposing all the containers. Handy!

    1. It is a constant struggle, the cat wins almost all the time, lol.


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